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Topic: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-10-11 10:38:46 and read 7134 times.

Dear readers,

It was one of those dreary February days, spring seemed a long way off and during a quiet late shift at work I started playing around looking at flights. AF is always good for throwing up some interesting places and aircraft combos and before I knew it, my attention was drawn to Pau. I didn’t really know very much about Pau, but its location close to the Spanish border was interesting and there were some reasonably priced one ways available out of BSL/MLH Euroairport in the early morning.
After some searching in the reservations system, I saw that Cityjet fly between Pau and LCY and, even more impressive, the timings were condusive to a daytrip. Discovering that one ways could be booked with LX on their newly launched LCY-BSL route sealed the deal. Well, of course such a trip is far much more fun when done with a fellow a.netter and sure enough Markus aka Flieger67 agreed to join me.

OLCI didn’t work with AF, it was the first time this has happened to me and it leaves you feeling rather unsettled, knowing that you actually have to check-in at the airport. No problems with Cityjet or Swiss though. So, only 10 days after returning from New Zealand, it was time to go flying again.

23.5.12
My alarm sounds at 4am, not even when I’m working do I have to get up this early. I set off about 4.45 and disaster nearly strikes a couple of minutes into the journey when, out of habit, I automatically followed my usual route to work. As I approach the traffic lights just before the motorway, I suddenly realized that no, I need to drive to Basel today! As there is no other traffic about, a last minute lane change is possible and I breathe a sigh of relief.

Arrival at Basel is about 50 minutes after I set off, I park in S2 & then proceed through to the French side of the airport. A quick look at the screens and then I scan the hall to see if I can see a familiar face. A few minutes later Markus arrives and we proceed to the check-in machines to get our coveted boarding passes.

Early morning view from the car park
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Today’s departures
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Note the big delay on EZS to LGW
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Check-in on the French side, a mirror image of the Swiss side
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There’s a bit of a queue at security but thanks to somebody’s gold card, we get to use the fast lane.

easyJet & Regional’s early morning E-jet to CDG
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Close up
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Our service for Lyon
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Basel’s most famous resident
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MLH-LYS
AF5411
STD 0650 / ATD 0701
STA 0740 / ATA 0742
F-GRGQ, Embraer 135 operated by Regional
Seat 14F
23 Pax
1st leg on the E135 & this machine


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Boarding starts at 0630 and as usual we wait until the end. Well, we thought we did, after some time another few passengers turn up, making today’s load 23 or about 50%. There is a Swiss lady with a baby who sits on the row in front, funnily enough she also takes our next flight to Pau.

Across the tarmac
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The E135 for sure

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Nice comfy seats (forgot the legroom shot!)
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Cabin shot
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There is one male FA on this morning run and we are given some info from the flight deck: flight time 40mins, weather in LYS cloudy and with drizzle. Sounds like a really super spring day! Pushback is at 0654.

LX are represented here too, this time with the *A livery
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BritAir’s CR-K for ORY
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As the aircraft is lightly loaded we don’t need the whole runway and take a shortcut, lifting off from runway 15 at 0701.

Bye bye BSL


Above the clouds


It wouldn’t be a trip report of mine without some mountains  http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/hanval/Pau/021.jpg

…and again
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A swift service on this quick hop
Breakfast
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On approach into LYS


Le péage


Fantastic weather!


We land at 0742. There’s a nice variety of AF aircraft on the tarmac and a constant stream of planes landing behind us. This is a well organised operation here at LYS.

Welcome to Lyon
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Who’s in charge here?
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Lyon

We’re on an open stand and have a short walk across the tarmac to the terminal building.
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Some advertising for the tourists
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Where is everyone?
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A lot of activity here in just 15 minutes!
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There’s a lounge here and again I am treated to the benefits of having a travel companion who has gold status. You need a pin code to access it, but Markus knocks and we are let in. It’s a small lounge, with drinks and biscuits/crackers on offer and the place is pretty full.

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We stock up on some nibbles and drinks and then slowly head down to the gate for our next flight.

Gate area by the lounge
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LYS-PUF
AF5422
STD 0850 / ATA 0901
STA 1025 / ATA 1015
F-GVZM, ATR 72 operated by Airlinair
Seat 18A
Load, 30-40%
1st leg on the ATR72 & this machine


Boarding for leg number 2 starts at 0835 and there aren’t many passengers in sight. We walk across the tarmac to the aircraft taking us to Pau. Never having been on one of these birds before, I didn’t realize the only door is at the back. That means that the back row essentially becomes the front and vice versa. Still, a very low load on this run so plenty of space, we reckon about 30%.

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Checking the reg
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Under the wing, nearly
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Pushback is at 0851. An announcement from the cockpit is made but it is impossible to understand any of it. We take off from runway 36L at 0901, a queue of traffic in front and behind us. 1 male and 1 female FA on this leg.

Company traffic everywhere you look
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LYS from above


Cabin shot
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Snack
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Above the clouds


Finally some views


The flight is uneventful and we catch up on our news.

Clouds again on approach into Pau


Horse racing anyone?


Landing is on runway 31 at 1015, the weather in Pau not looking much better than it was in LYS.

Bienvenue à Pau


Very old looking airport
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Some action on the tarmac
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The morning service from Paris
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A nice vintage poster in the terminal


Our timing is spot on and we don’t have to wait long for the bus, which for the bargain fare of 1E takes us down to the town centre in just under 30 minutes.


Pau

I’d seen on the internet that there was a funicular in the town and this is confirmed by Markus’ guide book. Well of course we have to try this out. However, when we locate the bottom station I felt a little bit cheated. This funicular is one of the shortest ones I’ve ever seen, take a look


View from the ride. At least it was free!


Top station
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Here are some impressions of a rather sleepy Pau

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Park


In the town, finally the sun appears

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Couldn’t go on a spending spree in Sephora, damn liquid restrictions

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We get back to the airport in plenty of time. There isn’t really much to see or do at the place, so we have a wander outside before collecting our boarding passes & proceeding through security. There’s a tiny souvenir shop which opens up shortly before departure.

Our bus
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The new terminal, definitely looks a lot better

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Not many flights today
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View down from check-in to arrivals
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Check-in
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Plenty of seats
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Some military activity
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The only aircraft on the tarmac, must be ours
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Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-10-11 10:43:50 and read 7130 times.

PUF-LCY
AF5282
STD 1525 / ATD 1528
STA 1640 / ATA 1610
EI-RJY, RJ85 operated by Cityjet
Seat 7A
34 Pax
2nd leg on the RJ85 & 1st on this machine


There’s a nice, long walk across the tarmac to our plane

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As we walk, I catch up with a lady in her 60s who turns out to be Australian. She seems rather confused as to what to do and when we board she asks me to help find her seat. I show her where it is but explain that as the aircraft is so lightly loaded she can sit anywhere she likes so that she has a row to herself. She doesn’t get it though and takes her assigned seat next to a gentleman.

We head down to the back of the aircraft and as I can see that someone is sitting on Markus’s row, I ask the female F/A if we can sit on the back row, which she is guarding with her life. She tells me no and gesticulates to the rows in front. I shrug my shoulders and sit in my assigned sit. Markus tries again and asks for the last row, but not even his charm works on her. We traipse back up to the front of the aircraft where row 7 is open, I take 7A, Markus 7F.

Pushback is at 15.19 and 10 minutes later we take off from runway 31. Flight time is announced as 1hr50 and in London we can expect a pleasant 24C and some light cloud.

Not having flown on an Avro for some time, I forget why I avoid the middle rows, your view is blocked by the wing and engines. Still, it’s nice to see the Cityjet logo.





Service starts promptly and the male FA is in charge of the front of the cabin. Whether he feels guilty for his colleague’s bad mood I don’t know, but he is a real charmer who goes out of his way to offer good service. I take the cheese sandwich that’s on offer but when Markus declines his, the FA opens a drawer in the trolley and digs out some crackers & biscuits as a substitute. Then he takes me by surprise and gives me some too, so I end up with the following:
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West coast of France comes into view


La manche


Cabin shot, where is everyone?
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A quick seat swop with Markus for the landing and the views continue on the right


Urban sprawl





Getting closer now


I hope there’s a runway somewhere nearby!

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Phew, lucky escape!

Touchdown is at 16.10 on runway 27 (so no views of the city) and we end up landing half an hour early.
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Deboarding
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Couldn’t resist this one  http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/hanval/Pau/131.jpg

A cute F50
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On the way to immigration


FIDS. Nice to see the pax numbers and registrations on display. Note the poor load of 34 on the Pau flight.
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London
Summer has reached England & it is a glorious day. After getting a drink and snack from Pret a Manger we make the most of the weather and head outside. Markus suggests a place on the other side of the river where you have good views of the runway & tarmac. There’s a little diversion in place, but we make it after a good 20 minutes or so. It seems we aren’t the only ones with this idea. Every seat is taken, there are people jogging and cycling and rowers out on the river. We eventually find a spot next to a young chap busy reading his magazine, no doubt wondering what these two tourists speaking a funny language are doing watching the planes.

LCY
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So we sat back, relaxed and watched the traffic:

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Isn’t she a beauty?

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This one seems familiar
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After a pleasant hour or so by the river, we head back to the airport.

It’s a busy Wednesday evening at LCY. Security is cleared quickly, but once airside things are pretty cramped. I stock up on some magazines and Cadbury’s chocolate (bad idea, it melts before I get it in my mouth) and then treat myself to some Molton Brown goodies from the Duty Free shop. Only after my next flight from MAN do I realize that the prices in LCY were far more competitive, this surprises me somewhat.

There are very few free seats but we finally manage to find two together. I feel a bit out of place as nearly every other woman in the departure lounge is wearing a suit and 3 inch heels.

Departures

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Check-in

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FIDS


I love how close you are to the planes here, you really could just reach out and touch them.

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Soon enough our gate is announced and the usual stampede follows. In fact, the screens show the flight is closing before anyone has even boarded.

Our chariot for this evening’s ride
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LCY-BSL
LX487
STD 1945 / ATD 2005
STA 2225 / ATA 2217
HB-IYZ, RJ100 operated by Swiss European
Seat 20F
100%
25th leg on the RJ100 & 3rd on this machine

Or…the sauna


The nice Swiss logo on the engine, sadly disappearing from most aircraft
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Stairs at the back for us
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A busy Wednesday evening at LCY
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The moment I board the machine I feel a little stupid as it’s completely full. I checked the loads at work a couple of days previously and there were about 30 odd seats free, so I’d been banking on the last row being empty. I start questioning whether I’d been looking at the wrong flight. I have to ask two people to move to get to my window seat and the guy in the middle seems to understand our dilemma, offers to swop seats with Markus and takes his 21A.

Now I know why I saw so many BA pax clutching Swiss passports at the ticket desk, they were all being rebooked from a cancelled service and some had ended up on our flight.

The heat in the cabin is unbearable. I try using the magazine as a fan but it doesn’t help. The pilot tells us that the APU is broken and he’s very sorry but once we get airborne there’ll be some fresh air.

View from 20F


Pushback is at 19.55 and during the taxi Cpt. Angst (great name!) gives us another welcome, apologises again for the APU problem and tells us to expect take off in about 5 minutes. Flight time will be 1hr 5 down to BSL tonight.

German traffic in front
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Our turn next
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Luxair behind
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The take off from LCY on a full Avro is an exhilarating experience and just as much fun as I thought it would be. It reminds me of the flight out of INN last year as once the air brakes are released, it’s like riding a rollercoaster.

Take off


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After a while it gets very murky outside and the rest of pictures don’t really come out.

I fiddle around with the air vent but nothing happens. No refreshing cold air comes blasting out, in fact, it’s like trying to get water out of a stone. And nothing changes during the flight. It’s not funny, I guess I have to be thankful I’m not wearing a suit like most of the pax on this flight. And so we christen this aircraft “sauna”. Every time I see it taxi pass at ZRH I have to think of this flight.

Cabin shot
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Refreshments (Sorry, took a bite of the cheese roll before I remembered to get the camera out!)
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This memorable “sauna” flight enters my log as number 200. I’ve got to drive home after landing so no alcohol, instead I make a toast with my orange juice. Here’s to the next 200!

Darkness falls and so there are no more photo opportunities. We’re both tired after the long day. I flick through the Swiss magazine and discover a hotel on Lake Lucerne that takes my fancy, sadly it costs 600CHF a night.

Landing is on runway 15 at 22.15, we’ve been travelling since before 7am and once again you see what it is possible to do in one day. After clearing immigration we head our separate ways in baggage claim, Markus taking the French exit & me the Swiss one.

It seems Euroairport have changed their car park pricing. In the past, you were only charged for the time you were in there. Now, exceed 12 hrs and you pay for a full 24hours, not very fair. I’ll be taking up Markus’ suggestion and parking on the French side next time, as it is definitely cheaper.

BSL by night: back where I started
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A quick run and back 45 minutes later, exhausted but happy after a great day out.

My verdict
AF: Never had any reason for complaint on their flights, on time, comfortable and interesting one way fares ex MLH when booked as French domestic.
Cityjet: Excellent inflight catering and a very friendly male FA, the best of the day, who worked hard to make up for his grumpy colleague.
LX: Solid as always, professional, punctual, but I really don’t like saunas……

And last but not least thanks again to Markus for his charming company all day.

Thanks for reading and as always, if you’ve made it this far then please leave a comment, they are much appreciated!

Happy flying
Infodesk   

PS. In case any of this story seems vaguely familiar to anyone, then you must be dreaming. There is no way that anything similar has been posted on this forum by anyone else  

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: CaptainRed
Posted 2012-10-11 11:21:59 and read 7012 times.

Hi Hannah,

well, actually your story does seem just a little familiar   Now at least we know who that mysterious travel partner was.

Anyway a great report about a nice action packed day, nice routing and variety of plane types. Really like it how nearly every airport in France nowadays has a connection to LCY, got to try one of these flights one day as well.

Nice pictures of Pau as well, seems to be a lovely town, than funicular is really cute.

Oh, and congrats of course for your flight number 200, very nice! And it even was a special flight, you got a sauna at no extra charge with it  

CaptainRed

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: akhmad
Posted 2012-10-11 12:21:45 and read 6854 times.

Dear Hannah,

Still recovering from influenza, your report is just the drug that I need.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
It was one of those dreary February days, spring seemed a long way off

Now, we have to wait much longer for spring.  


Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
So, only 10 days after returning from New Zealand, it was time to go flying again.

I suppose ten days were enough to recover from jetlag?   


Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
when, out of habit, I automatically followed my usual route to work.

Oh no!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
but thanks to somebody’s gold card, we get to use the fast lane.

Good to know that you had a better experience at security while traveling with gold card member than I.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
BritAir’s CR-K

You have got to see it in Garuda’s livery.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
It wouldn’t be a trip report of mine without some mountains

Hannah, something occurs to me for your next trip. The Himalayas?

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Where is everyone?

Err, sleeping?

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
At least it was free!

That’s cold comfort.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Couldn’t go on a spending spree in Sephora, damn liquid restrictions

Indeed. The liquid ban should be lifted next year, but this may be postponed because of the unavailability of reliable liquid scanners, according to the authorities.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 1):
As we walk, I catch up with a lady in her 60s who turns out to be Australian. She seems rather confused as to what to do and when we board she asks me to help find her seat. I show her where it is but explain that as the aircraft is so lightly loaded she can sit anywhere she likes so that she has a row to herself.

What an angel you are!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
I take the cheese sandwich that’s on offer but when Markus declines his, the FA opens a drawer in the trolley and digs out some crackers & biscuits as a substitute. Then he takes me by surprise and gives me some too, so I end up with the following

He knew how to treat a lady.   


Quoting infodesk (Reply 1):
Cabin shot, where is everyone?

Err, row 7?

Quoting infodesk (Reply 1):
Nice to see the pax numbers and registrations on display. Note the poor load of 34 on the Pau flight.

Would the Pau route survive this way? Anyway, what a nice FIDS feature showing the loads! Why did I not notice it when I traveled through LCY last year?

Quoting infodesk (Reply 1):
Isn’t she a beauty?
Bellissima!


Quoting infodesk (Reply 1):
I feel a bit out of place as nearly every other woman in the departure lounge is wearing a suit and 3 inch heels.

Every other woman just looked so boring then!  


Quoting infodesk (Reply 1):
Cpt. Angst

Nothing to be scared of at the end.   


Quoting infodesk (Reply 1):
The take off from LCY on a full Avro is an exhilarating experience and just as much fun as I thought it would be. It reminds me of the flight out of INN last year as once the air brakes are released, it’s like riding a rollercoaster.

I was looking forward to the experience on board E-jet, but sadly I did not notice the thrill somehow.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 1):
but I really don’t like saunas……

Really?   



Thank you for sharing this enjoyable evening read. I will have another drink to your next 200 and then off to bed. Cheers!   


Best wishes,
Suryo  

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-10-11 12:56:50 and read 6778 times.

Hoi, H.,

now that´s really great to follow these story.
And these Markus guy sounds like the lucky one with such nice companion!.

Great pictures, congrats again to lot´s of new types and also no. 200 for the log.
The next 200 and further more, please!.

Anything else here posted about Pau?. Absolutely no idea, not at all!.

Thanx again and maybe, looking for more!.

Best greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: roberts87
Posted 2012-10-11 13:11:42 and read 6745 times.

Great report Hannah! I remember Markus' story, so nice to hear your side of events now too!

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-10-11 15:49:04 and read 6557 times.

Hi Hammah,

Nice report with many nice pictures, good stuff!
Looks like you had an enjoyable day of flying and having a travel companion makes it even more enjoyable.
I remember reading Markus' report about this, so its nice to see your perspective of this day trip some time later.
The one day your in New Zealand and just under two weeks later your in the beautiful town of Pau, dont we have a great hobby  
Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
It wouldn’t be a trip report of mine without some mountains

Amazing scenery

cheers,

Brendan

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: rogerbcn
Posted 2012-10-11 21:19:03 and read 6369 times.

Hola Hannah!

Great TR on this European routings featuring nice airlines flying small aircrafts all around.

Your wake up time, 4.00 am, sounds familiar to me, especially when Markus is involved in some flying around. But it seems you did pretty well and kept fit during the whole day ahead.

Pau seems a nice place, very similar to all French small cities, pity the weather was not as sunny as you deserved, but you know living close to the mountains has its down turns.

It seems the airlines played their game fairly, no delays, nice services on all three legs and beautiful flying, except for the City Jet FA who seemed to know nothing about a.netter and their favorite seats... poor lady, I am sorry for her.

Great spotting location at LCY, I was there some years ago and due to British typical weather: wind and rain, I did not dare crossing the river, but now I know my way; thanks.

All the best in the coming fall!

Salut!

Roger

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: PlaneHunter
Posted 2012-10-11 23:27:51 and read 6238 times.

Hi Hannah,

nice report, good choice of aircraft/routing. Congratulations on logging the E135 which is not easy to get. Still missing in my log.

Bad to hear about the sauna experience. But the catering on Cityjet looks fine.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
The nice Swiss logo on the engine, sadly disappearing from most aircraft

I can only agree, they should have kept this.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
The take off from LCY on a full Avro is an exhilarating experience and just as much fun as I thought it would be. It reminds me of the flight out of INN last year as once the air brakes are released, it’s like riding a rollercoaster.

Great. Hopefully everything works out next week, I'm scheduled to fly LUX-LCY-DUB, my first visit to LCY.


PH

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: mucdude
Posted 2012-10-11 23:43:26 and read 6223 times.

Great trip report!

It's funny seeing a flight from MLH to BSL   ! I find it very peculiar that on airfrance.com you always have a huge difference in price if you start your flight in BSL or in MLH. For a flight to Paris that can be a difference of more than 100 EUR for the exact same flight! luckily I found that out on accident. When trying something similar on swiss.com it will automatically switch to BSL when you type in MLH. Much more convenient...

Cheers,

mucdude

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: sultanils
Posted 2012-10-12 04:52:39 and read 5966 times.

Hello Infodesk,

Thanks for this nice report! A nice set of flights, including some firsts as bonus and a joint venture with another a.netter: just great! I wasn’t aware of the fact that Basel Airport has 2 codes (or am I wrong here?): MLH and BSL for the French and Swiss side respectively?

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
and during a quiet late shift at work I started playing around looking at flights.

Oops, does your employer know about that   

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
A lot of activity here in just 15 minutes!

Indeed so. All those French domestics. I always underestimate the amount of domestic traffic in France but it is a vast country nevertheless.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Never having been on one of these birds before, I didn’t realize the only door is at the back.

Oh yes, so if you want to get out fast: be seated in the rear. Weren’t the business class seats located there (if there were any on your flight)?

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Under the wing, nearly

I bet Markus did not let you get the ‘complete’ under-the-wing shot as he was probably standing there taking it.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
the weather in Pau not looking much better than it was in LYS.

And that for the south of France where sun should be mandatory!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
However, when we locate the bottom station I felt a little bit cheated. This funicular is one of the shortest ones I’ve ever seen

It is a nice and old one though. But you are more used to the very modern and fast ones that run up the Swiss mountains, right?

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Not many flights today

That T7 flight to MRS looks interesting. Never heard of that airline before.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Some military activity

Hey, is this Normandy?

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Then he takes me by surprise and gives me some too, so I end up with the following

Who surprised you: Markus or the FA  

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
I feel a bit out of place as nearly every other woman in the departure lounge is wearing a suit and 3 inch heels.

Quite a contrast with your dresscode that day: hoodie, trainers and Chucks   

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
This memorable “sauna” flight enters my log as number 200.

Congrats on n° 200 and I’m sure FlyingFinn would have had no problem at all to fly in a sauna  

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
PS. In case any of this story seems vaguely familiar to anyone, then you must be dreaming. There is no way that anything similar has been posted on this forum by anyone else

If you hadn’t mentioned it, I wouldn’t have thought of it 

Sultanils

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-10-12 06:05:59 and read 5907 times.

Hello gents,

Thank you so much for all your replies so far, they are much appreciated.

Captain,

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 2):
well, actually your story does seem just a little familiar Now at least we know who that mysterious travel partner was.

Was it that difficult?  
Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 2):
Anyway a great report about a nice action packed day, nice routing and variety of plane types. Really like it how nearly every airport in France nowadays has a connection to LCY, got to try one of these flights one day as well.

France really is a gem when it comes to all sorts of interesting flights on a good variety of equipment, it could keep us amused for years I think.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 2):
Nice pictures of Pau as well, seems to be a lovely town, than funicular is really cute.

Yes, just the right place for a nice day out.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 2):
Oh, and congrats of course for your flight number 200, very nice! And it even was a special flight, you got a sauna at no extra charge with it

I sure won’t forget it in a hurry!



Suryo,

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Still recovering from influenza, your report is just the drug that I need.

I’m so sorry to hear that, I didn’t realise you were ill. What a way to start the autumn when we’ve got the whole winter ahead of us.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Now, we have to wait much longer for spring

I know, so depressing, isn’t it?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
suppose ten days were enough to recover from jetlag?

No ill effects were noticed, so yes  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Good to know that you had a better experience at security while traveling with gold card member than I.

I guess you’re referring to AMS? It seems they have security rules all of their own, when I read yours & Eric’s reports!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
You have got to see it in Garuda’s livery.

I sure it looks stunning in all those colours.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Hannah, something occurs to me for your next trip. The Himalayas?

I’d certainly be all for it, not so sure about someone else though……

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Indeed. The liquid ban should be lifted next year, but this may be postponed because of the unavailability of reliable liquid scanners, according to the authorities.

So it looks like no shopping sprees on such future trips either 
Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
What an angel you are!

It was her Australian passport that caught my eye and I thought what a long way away from home she was.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
He knew how to treat a lady.

Certainly

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Err, row 7?

Well, 2 of the 34 passengers were!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Would the Pau route survive this way? Anyway, what a nice FIDS feature showing the loads! Why did I not notice it when I traveled through LCY last year?

I too wonder how they can be making any money on it. As it was my first flight into LCY, I can’t say whether the FIDS screen is a new feature or not, but certainly very welcome for any aviation enthusiast.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Every other woman just looked so boring then!

That’s a different way of putting it!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Nothing to be scared of at the end.

Thankfully, no!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
was looking forward to the experience on board E-jet, but sadly I did not notice the thrill somehow.

That’s worth knowing. Shame though, takes the thrill out of it, doesn’t it?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Really?

Really!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Thank you for sharing this enjoyable evening read. I will have another drink to your next 200 and then off to bed. Cheers!

Hope the drink was good and get well soon.



Markus,

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
now that´s really great to follow these story.

Merci beaucoup

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
And these Markus guy sounds like the lucky one with such nice companion!.

Actually I thought it was the other way round  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Great pictures, congrats again to lot´s of new types and also no. 200 for the log.
The next 200 and further more, please!.

A trip without an Airbus is quite an achievement these days, isn’t it? The next 200 and more? Well, time will tell!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Anything else here posted about Pau?. Absolutely no idea, not at all!.

I had a feeling you’d say that!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Thanx again and maybe, looking for more!.

Clearing the backlog, you know  



Robert,

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):
Great report Hannah! I remember Markus' story, so nice to hear your side of events now too!

Thanks Robert, glad you enjoyed it.



Brendan,

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 6):
Nice report with many nice pictures, good stuff!
Looks like you had an enjoyable day of flying and having a travel companion makes it even more enjoyable.
I remember reading Markus' report about this, so its nice to see your perspective of this day trip some time later.

Thanks for your kind comments. Oh indeed, so much more fun when you can spend the day with someone than going by yourself.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 6):
The one day your in New Zealand and just under two weeks later your in the beautiful town of Pau, dont we have a great hobby

Well, not everyone sees it that way, but I think so!

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 6):
Amazing scenery

You just have to love the Alps, don’t you?



Hola Roger,

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 7):
Great TR on this European routings featuring nice airlines flying small aircrafts all around.

Thank you.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 7):
Your wake up time, 4.00 am, sounds familiar to me, especially when Markus is involved in some flying around. But it seems you did pretty well and kept fit during the whole day ahead.

Well said! It was a long day for sure, but well worth it.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 7):
Pau seems a nice place, very similar to all French small cities, pity the weather was not as sunny as you deserved, but you know living close to the mountains has its down turns.

One of the snow covered mountains did peak out of the clouds, but not for very long!

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 7):
It seems the airlines played their game fairly, no delays, nice services on all three legs and beautiful flying, except for the City Jet FA who seemed to know nothing about a.netter and their favorite seats... poor lady, I am sorry for her.

Never mind, I’m sure she learned something about aviation fans, perhaps that’s why she sent her colleague to serve us!

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 7):
Great spotting location at LCY, I was there some years ago and due to British typical weather: wind and rain, I did not dare crossing the river, but now I know my way; thanks.

It really is a super place to pass the time, although definitely much more enjoyable on such a nice day than in the wind and rain.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 7):
All the best in the coming fall!

You too. Any trips planned?



PH,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
nice report, good choice of aircraft/routing. Congratulations on logging the E135 which is not easy to get. Still missing in my log.

Yeah, the E135 and the ATR72 were both nice, new additions to my log, makes a nice change from the usual suspects!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
Bad to hear about the sauna experience. But the catering on Cityjet looks fine.

Believe me, the sauna I could have done without. But I too was pleased with the food on Cityjet.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
I can only agree, they should have kept this.

It just looks so bare without it. The old livery is much classier imo.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
Great. Hopefully everything works out next week, I'm scheduled to fly LUX-LCY-DUB, my first visit to LCY.

Super, although you surprise me that it’ll be your first trip to LCY. Have fun!



Mucdude,

Quoting mucdude (Reply 9):
It's funny seeing a flight from MLH to BSL ! I find it very peculiar that on airfrance.com you always have a huge difference in price if you start your flight in BSL or in MLH.

It’s even funnier on some internet search engines where they include crossing the border as one step “Change airports, 1 minute”. It is a fascinating, if somewhat unfair, game that AF play with the fares.



Nils,

Thank you for your nice reply, it really made me smile.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Thanks for this nice report! A nice set of flights, including some firsts as bonus and a joint venture with another a.netter: just great! I wasn’t aware of the fact that Basel Airport has 2 codes (or am I wrong here?): MLH and BSL for the French and Swiss side respectively?

You’re quite right. Officially I believe it actually has 3, the other one being EAP for Euroairport. When you have a moment, have a look at AF’s homepage and search for some flights using first MLH as the departure airport, then BSL. You might be surprised what sort of fare differences it throws up.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Oops, does your employer know about that

I like to think of it as job related research  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Indeed so. All those French domestics. I always underestimate the amount of domestic traffic in France but it is a vast country nevertheless

There really is a huge amount of traffic, so many routes and quite a few places that until recently I’d never even heard of.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Oh yes, so if you want to get out fast: be seated in the rear. Weren’t the business class seats located there (if there were any on your flight)?

No business seats that I could see, so I’m guessing they’d still be at the front. That’s if anyone on that route ever books business.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
I bet Markus did not let you get the ‘complete’ under-the-wing shot as he was probably standing there taking it.

You might just have a point there!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
And that for the south of France where sun should be mandatory!

Should, but sadly not much evidence of it that day.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
It is a nice and old one though. But you are more used to the very modern and fast ones that run up the Swiss mountains, right?

It’s not so much that I’m used to modern funiculars, but ones that run for long distances and that are steep. I wasn’t expecting one on this mini scale!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
That T7 flight to MRS looks interesting. Never heard of that airline before.

Yeah, Twinjet, they do a few routes in France with the Beech 1900. Interesting for sure, but not that cheap.


Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Who surprised you: Markus or the FA

Haha!    I meant the FA of course!!!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Quite a contrast with your dresscode that day: hoodie, trainers and Chucks

Well, I may have looked out of place, but not that out of place. I'm not a hoodie sort of girl  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Congrats on n° 200 and I’m sure FlyingFinn would have had no problem at all to fly in a sauna

I must admit I did think that the sauna flight would have been better suited to some of our Nordic friends!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
If you hadn’t mentioned it, I wouldn’t have thought of it

 


Happy flying
Infodesk   

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: akhmad
Posted 2012-10-12 07:22:38 and read 5847 times.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
I’m so sorry to hear that, I didn’t realise you were ill.

There's a lot of flu about. I could sadly not escape from it.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
What a way to start the autumn when we’ve got the whole winter ahead of us.

Please, I want the summer back.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
I know, so depressing, isn’t it?

  


Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
I guess you’re referring to AMS? It seems they have security rules all of their own, when I read yours & Eric’s reports!

I probably should have enquired for the name of the agent or officer and see how he reacted.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
I sure it looks stunning in all those colours.
Here you are. What do you think?

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
I thought what a long way away from home she was.

Could your fellow passenger on your NZ flight from CHC have thought the same?   


Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
Shame though, takes the thrill out of it, doesn’t it?

Yes, it seems that all E-jets are STOL designed.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
Hope the drink was good

I luckily slept better than previous days.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
get well soon.

Thank you.

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: The777Man
Posted 2012-10-12 13:56:46 and read 5621 times.

Hi Hannah!

Nice report with nice pictures !

Glad you were able to get on the rare ERJ-135 ! Pau looks nice and even better to go there with a fellow A.net trip reporter.

Looking forward to your next report !

The777Man

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: palmjet
Posted 2012-10-12 14:44:06 and read 5585 times.

Hi Hannah

Super report of your flights and glad you got to experience my local airport - LCY! I love the approach and departures from there - you really get a different experience than the norm.

Nice to see you logged the E135 which as PH said, remains quite rare these days. I was lucky to score the E140 when I was in the US in March but sadly have no pics to remember that flight after losing my camera on the way home.

Pau looks like it would be good for a visit - nice to know there is a direct link from here.

Sounds like you both had a great day - nice idea and all the best for the next 200 flights!

Cheers Palmjet

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: MSS658
Posted 2012-10-13 03:59:24 and read 5380 times.

Hello Hannah

Great trip report, thanks for sharing! This report is just making my desire for Cityjet and LCY a bit bigger.
It seems like you had a nice daytrip. Pau looks like an interesting place to visit. Great flights and great airports

Greetings
Marc

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: gabrielchew
Posted 2012-10-13 04:51:14 and read 5335 times.

Thanks for posting Hannah!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
After some searching in the reservations system, I saw that Cityjet fly between Pau and LCY and, even more impressive, the timings were condusive to a daytrip. Discovering that one ways could be booked with LX on their newly launched LCY-BSL route sealed the deal.

Nice day trip Hannah! Cool routing you found there.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
The E135 for sure

Agh, still missing from my log. The AF ones look so cute!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
A lot of activity here in just 15 minutes!

Reminds me of CFE back in the olden days!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
View from the ride. At least it was free!

Ah, well if it was free, you really can't complain!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
FIDS. Nice to see the pax numbers and registrations on display. Note the poor load of 34 on the Pau flight.

Never seen this before. Where was it?

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
The nice Swiss logo on the engine, sadly disappearing from most aircraft

Why are they removing the logo? Seems odd to remove your company brand and replace it with blank space.

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-10-14 09:09:33 and read 5107 times.

Thank you all for leaving your feedback.

Suryo,

Quoting akhmad (Reply 12):
There's a lot of flu about. I could sadly not escape from it.

You poor thing. And it's only October, it's going to be a long winter.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 12):
Please, I want the summer back.

Me too!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 12):
Here you are. What do you think?

One very classy bird!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 12):
Could your fellow passenger on your NZ flight from CHC have thought the same?

Yes, they probably did!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 12):
Yes, it seems that all E-jets are STOL designed.

Ah, ok, good to know.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 12):
luckily slept better than previous days.

Glad to hear that...a stiff drink usually has that effect!


Lars,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 13):
Nice report with nice pictures !

Thank you!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 13):
Glad you were able to get on the rare ERJ-135 ! Pau looks nice and even better to go there with a fellow A.net trip reporter.

Yeah, it was a good day out and the variety of aircraft that AF has makes it so easy to log something new.


Palmjet,

Quoting palmjet (Reply 14):
Super report of your flights and glad you got to experience my local airport - LCY! I love the approach and departures from there - you really get a different experience than the norm.

And what a great local airport to have! Definitely more exciting than my usualy flights into MAN!

Quoting palmjet (Reply 14):
Nice to see you logged the E135 which as PH said, remains quite rare these days. I was lucky to score the E140 when I was in the US in March but sadly have no pics to remember that flight after losing my camera on the way home.

Congrats on the E140, I managed to get E145 last month. What a pity that you lost your camera though. I once nearly lost a load of photos after my bottle of water leaked in my bag after a flight. The camera was ruined, but thankfully i could retrieve what was on the memory card.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 14):
Pau looks like it would be good for a visit - nice to know there is a direct link from here.

Although judging by the load we saw, better to try it out sooner rather than later.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 14):
Sounds like you both had a great day - nice idea and all the best for the next 200 flights!

Thanks!


Marc,

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 15):
Great trip report, thanks for sharing! This report is just making my desire for Cityjet and LCY a bit bigger.
It seems like you had a nice daytrip. Pau looks like an interesting place to visit. Great flights and great airports

Oh yes, Cityjet & LCY were a great combination and it was a super day out.


Gabriel,

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 16):
Nice day trip Hannah! Cool routing you found there.

Thanks. I amazed how easy it was to put together, usually it's a different story.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 16):
Agh, still missing from my log. The AF ones look so cute!

It really is a super cute little plane.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 16):
Reminds me of CFE back in the olden days!

That's another place on the AF to-do list!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 16):
Ah, well if it was free, you really can't complain!

No, I suppose not!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 16):
Never seen this before. Where was it?

It was either immediately before or after passport control. I wondered whether it was actually only meant for the staff.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 16):
Why are they removing the logo? Seems odd to remove your company brand and replace it with blank space.

Very odd, I agree. They updated the livery and as that logo is no longer part of it it has to go. A real shame as the engines look much nicer with it on. Although I doubt it will be removed from the Avros as they're being phased it on a couple of years.

Happy flying
Infodesk   

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: OA260
Posted 2012-10-14 12:56:05 and read 5048 times.

Hey Hannah  

Lovely report and interesting routing. Just shows how two members of crew on the same aircraft can change your opinion. Glad the guy at the front looked after you  

Great day out with Markus .

Regards

Philip

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: nipoel123
Posted 2012-10-15 11:01:04 and read 4899 times.

Hello Hannah,

This was the first report I read with a deja vu feeling. Then I remembered Markus' "mysterious companion", it turns out I guessed right   .

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
Was it that difficult?

Neh   .

Nick

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-10-16 04:29:34 and read 4776 times.

More replies, super!

Philip,

Quoting OA260 (Reply 18):
Lovely report and interesting routing. Just shows how two members of crew on the same aircraft can change your opinion. Glad the guy at the front looked after you

Thanks. Indeed, one crew member can really change the outcome of a flight, I'm sure you're all too familiar with that yourself.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 18):
Great day out with Markus .

It sure was.

Nick,

Quoting nipoel123 (Reply 19):
This was the first report I read with a deja vu feeling. Then I remembered Markus' "mysterious companion", it turns out I guessed right

Really can't imagine where you got that deja vu feeling from........

Quoting nipoel123 (Reply 19):
Neh .

Didn't think so  

Happy flying
Infodesk   

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: akhmad
Posted 2012-10-20 10:25:00 and read 4436 times.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):
You poor thing. And it's only October, it's going to be a long winter.

I have fully recovered by now. Besides, we have got summerlike weekend at the moment.  


Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):
...a stiff drink usually has that effect!

  

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: deltamartin
Posted 2012-10-26 01:34:47 and read 4082 times.

Hi Hannah!

Great report and nice to read your side of the story as well!  
Glad to hear you two had a successful day out flying.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
I hope there’s a runway somewhere nearby!

Landing at LCY sure is something. Shame the weather wasn't too good on my only landing there so far.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Only after my next flight from MAN do I realize that the prices in LCY were far more competitive, this surprises me somewhat.

That is indeed quite surprising. One would think LCY is more 'exclusive', and has prices reflecting that.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
The take off from LCY on a full Avro is an exhilarating experience and just as much fun as I thought it would be. It reminds me of the flight out of INN last year as once the air brakes are released, it’s like riding a rollercoaster.

That reminds me that I really should try to go on the BMA-BRU flight with SN. The takeoff is said to be quite spectacular.
It also reminds me that I should try to get a takeoff out of LCY, my only experience there is the previously mentioned landing!  

Martin

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: AirlineCritic
Posted 2012-10-26 02:51:43 and read 4047 times.

Nice report, thank you for writing it. And temperature control problems are all too frequent... often with breezing cold, as well.

I have to say that I was disappointed to NOT find a real sauna in your report, though. I wish AY gets some A380s and puts saunas in them in addition to showers. That'll show EK!

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-10-26 10:57:01 and read 3916 times.

Nice to see some more replies!

Suryo,

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):
I have fully recovered by now. Besides, we have got summerlike weekend at the moment.

That’s good to hear. However the snow is now definitely on its way….

Martin,

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 22):
Great report and nice to read your side of the story as well!
Glad to hear you two had a successful day out flying.

Thanks for your kind comments!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 22):
Landing at LCY sure is something. Shame the weather wasn't too good on my only landing there so far.

A very special airport, hope I get to log it a few more times. Shame that the weather wasn’t too good for you, must be so impressive to come in right over the city.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 22):
That is indeed quite surprising. One would think LCY is more 'exclusive', and has prices reflecting that.

That’s exactly what I thought. Shame I don’t have opportunity to use the airport more often.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 22):
That reminds me that I really should try to go on the BMA-BRU flight with SN. The takeoff is said to be quite spectacular.
It also reminds me that I should try to get a takeoff out of LCY, my only experience there is the previously mentioned landing!

Sounds like two good reasons to book some more flights  

Hi Airline Critic,

Quoting AirlineCritic (Reply 23):
Nice report, thank you for writing it. And temperature control problems are all too frequent... often with breezing cold, as well.

Thank you. Oh yes, I’ve had that too, hence why I always try and take a pashmina with me for those chilly moments!

Quoting AirlineCritic (Reply 23):
have to say that I was disappointed to NOT find a real sauna in your report, though. I wish AY gets some A380s and puts saunas in them in addition to showers. That'll show EK!

Sorry to have disappointed you   . Although I do like your vision for AY!

Happy flying
Infodesk   

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: jwhite9185
Posted 2012-11-16 11:51:42 and read 3496 times.

Hi Hannah, Glad you posted you're new report - completely forgotten about this one after the wifi at ZRH of all places wiped my reading list!!

Looked like yourself and Markus had a great day out and Pau looks like an interesting place to visit. Glad I didn't have any of the heating issues on the LX RJ100 I was on the other week.

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: themit9
Posted 2012-11-17 23:21:17 and read 3495 times.

Hi infodesk,

Thanks for this interesting report which caught my eye with the 'flying sauna' remark. A day of hopping around Europe on a range of carriers on aircraft rarely seen in this corner of the world makes someone like me sitting back in Australia very envious.

I love that in Europe you can see so many different places in just a day. The combination of writing and photos made me feel like I was there.

Keep up the great reports,
themit9

Topic: RE: MLH-LYS-PUF-LCY-BSL Or The Flying Sauna
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-11-18 00:19:19 and read 3498 times.

Hi James,

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 25):
Hi Hannah, Glad you posted you're new report - completely forgotten about this one after the wifi at ZRH of all places wiped my reading list!!

No worries, wifi at ZRH isn't always the most reliable, I know!

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 25):
Looked like yourself and Markus had a great day out and Pau looks like an interesting place to visit. Glad I didn't have any of the heating issues on the LX RJ100 I was on the other week.

Yeah, it was a good day. I did have some heating issues on another LX Avro flight a few years back. We were delayed and the FA handed out to Swiss chocolates until she realised they were all a big gloopy mess! Glad you didn't have any problems with your aircraft though.

Themit9,

Quoting themit9 (Reply 26):
Thanks for this interesting report which caught my eye with the 'flying sauna' remark. A day of hopping around Europe on a range of carriers on aircraft rarely seen in this corner of the world makes someone like me sitting back in Australia very envious.

Thank you for your kind feedback & hope the flying sauna remark wasn't too misleading! We are indeed very lucky in Europe with the range of carriers & aircraft we have to choose from. Althought having been to Australia earlier in the year I'd be very happy to return  
Quoting themit9 (Reply 26):
I love that in Europe you can see so many different places in just a day. The combination of writing and photos made me feel like I was there.

Being in Switzerland makes it so easy, you are slap bang in the middle and can fly in 4 different directions, it's brilliant. I'm so glad you enjoyed the report.

Happy flying
Infodesk   


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